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Offline brettuk

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Minimum thread title length
« on: April 19, 2018, 02:55:03 PM »
Hey all,

Is there any way to change the minimum title length, so, it forces users to become more descriptive in their thread titles?

E.G a thread with a title of 'hello', won't be accepted.

If there is, is there any way to do it based on the board? So, the 'Introduce yourself' board is 15 characters, whereas, all the other boards are 50.

Any ideas?  ;D

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Re: Minimum thread title length
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2018, 05:15:08 PM »
Are you talking on your forums or on 2.1 ones?
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Re: Minimum thread title length
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2018, 07:28:34 AM »
Ah, my apologies, my forum which is 2.0.15.

I posted in the wrong section.  :(

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Re: Minimum thread title length
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2018, 09:19:18 AM »
you do realize that doing that will just annoy your users -- and you are going to start getting post titles like
"my post ...................."
and
"this is a post title qaaaaaaaaaaaa"


There is not a mod to do this, currently...
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Re: Minimum thread title length
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2018, 11:56:12 AM »
you do realize that doing that will just annoy your users -- and you are going to start getting post titles like
"my post ...................."
and
"this is a post title qaaaaaaaaaaaa"


There is not a mod to do this, currently...

Hmm, possibly, but I have a very good reason for it :)

COuld you move this to the mod requests section, please?

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Re: Minimum thread title length
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2018, 12:48:13 PM »
Done.
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Re: Minimum thread title length
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2018, 07:09:04 AM »
I am still looking for a way to do this, is there anyone to help? :)

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Re: Minimum thread title length
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2018, 07:14:03 AM »
Bump  :D

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Re: Minimum thread title length
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2018, 07:15:58 AM »
I appreciate that you have specific thoughts on what users should do but users will just do the bare minimum. If you tell them they have to type 10 characters, they’ll probably do “Hello.....” or similar.

Unless you have some magic anti-laziness tool I don’t know about...
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Re: Minimum thread title length
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2018, 09:12:05 AM »
Or they just won't post at all.
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Re: Minimum thread title length
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2018, 03:15:12 PM »
you do realize that doing that will just annoy your users -- and you are going to start getting post titles like
"my post ...................."
and
"this is a post title qaaaaaaaaaaaa"


There is not a mod to do this, currently...

Hmm, possibly, but I have a very good reason for it :)

COuld you move this to the mod requests section, please?

Why not just edit the topic title after they've posted? Forcing a title to be 50 characters is kind of silly anyway, not all titles really need to be that descriptive or require it for that matter.

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Re: Minimum thread title length
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2018, 02:30:34 PM »
Why not just edit the topic title after they've posted?

Because that wouldn't be practical. One could spend all day editing topic titles on even smaller forums.

Forcing a title to be 50 characters is kind of silly anyway, not all titles really need to be that descriptive or require it for that matter.

I think we've pretty much worn out the reasons (and opinions) for not doing this. If the OP still wants to do it then that's his/her business.
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